In a 2012 paper, Butler released a paper titled ” Native plant enthusiasm reaches new heights: Perceptions, evidence and the future of green roofs”, which revealed that landscape architects and architects most frequently published pro-native plant papers.
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The top of the Fordham Regional Parking Facility, which is normally an empty, windswept void of concrete, became a Jason Aloisio’s laboratory last summer. For three months, Aloisio, a doctoral candidate in biology, oversaw an experiment what will lead to a better understanding of how to best construct “green roofs.”
“Green architecture is dominated by architects and engineers, but architecture is really only one part of urban sustainability,” Cathcart said. “It’s very interesting to see how architecture fits into that larger piece and how cities can be made much more sustainable livable, enjoyable and pleasurable culturally by following these various figures doing crazy things all over the place.”
The Department of Intercampus Transportation (RamVan) is committed to Sustainability Initiatives at Fordham University. In 2011, the RamVan Office will be replacing many of its gas vans with diesel vans. By 2015, the office plans to replace the entire fleet of gas vans with diesel vans, cutting the fleet’s emissions by 32%.